Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night starting at 21:45 will be a match between Chelsea and FC Basel, teams that have battled and Europa League semifinals this spring. Quotas are more inclined in favor of Chelsea than we expected, especially if we consider that Basel is a pretty solid team, looks and after a few months in the matches. The game is part of Group E, the group is and Steaua.
Chelsea is at first sight a very easy group with Basel, Steaua and Schalke, but currently do not cross at all a form to give him a good moral. Jose Mourinho’s students started the season well, but seem in freefall, without a win in the last three matches played, even with two failures in the European Super Cup with Bayern in the league with Everton at the weekend. The home team will have two absentees for this game, namely Ramires suspended, plus Essien, without the right to play. Mourinho will send most likely field a team in the formula of 4-2-3-1 with Torres top pushed, supported by bands Hazard and Oscar.
FC Basel in turn is in a totally opposite situation, announcing his candidacy for the title again in Switzerland Super League. After a little hesitant beginning of the season, visitors may be located in visible growth of form, with four previous successes and a draw in five games, but with an average of two goals per game. Visitors have access to all the squad for the match on Wednesday night, and will most likely evolve into a formula of 4-4-1-1 with a couple of central defenders and one consisting of Schar and Atelje Ivanov.
As I said, the two teams have met twice this year, in the semi-finals of the Europa League last season. Chelsea then won 2-1 away and 3-1 at home, at the end of spectacular matches with many goals scored.